Let's Invest in Neighborhood Kids (LINK) After School

The mission of the Village Learning Place is to promote literacy, cultural awareness, and lifelong learning through access for all ages to information, resources, and educational programs.

LINK, an after school program, works to foster academic success, social development, and family engagement. LINK believes that helping vulnerable students become engaged, lifelong learners will address some of the neighborhood's critical problems, including school dropout, juvenile arrest, and the cycle of poverty.

LINK serves Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade students every day, Monday-Friday. The program provides students with free, challenging programming and snacks and supper every weekday throughout the school year. The academic focus of the LINK programs is on reading and mathematics, with quality instruction and research-based curricula. The enrichment component of LINK After School includes STEM, art, computer lessons, character education and physical activities.

The Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle selected LINK After School to benefit children in single-female head-of-household homes, allowing these students to attend a high-quality after school program for the entire academic year at no cost to their mothers/guardians.